Found September 04, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
The excitement of opening day can bring many different feelings to an NFL player like Dez Bryant, Tony Romo, or Morris Claiborne. For some, it is the first time they strap on a helmet and hit the battle field. This time everything counts. For others, it’s just another game and fresh start to an NFL [...]
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